Multi Spectral Pushbroom Imaging Radiometer (MPIR) for remote sensing cloud studies

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A Multi Spectral Pushbroom Imaging Radiometer (MPIR) has been developed as are relatively inexpensive ({approximately}$IM/copy), well-calibrated,imaging radiometer for aircraft studies of cloud properties. The instrument is designed to fly on an Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle (UAV) platform at altitudes from the surface up to 20 km. MPIR is being developed to support the Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle portion of the Department of Energy`s Atmospheric Radiation Measurements program (ARM/UAV). Radiation-cloud interactions are the dominant uncertainty in the current General Circulation Models used for atmospheric climate studies. Reduction of this uncertainty is a top scientific priority of the US Global Change Research Program and ... continued below

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Phipps, G.S. & Grotbeck, C.L. October 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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A Multi Spectral Pushbroom Imaging Radiometer (MPIR) has been developed as are relatively inexpensive ({approximately}$IM/copy), well-calibrated,imaging radiometer for aircraft studies of cloud properties. The instrument is designed to fly on an Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle (UAV) platform at altitudes from the surface up to 20 km. MPIR is being developed to support the Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle portion of the Department of Energy`s Atmospheric Radiation Measurements program (ARM/UAV). Radiation-cloud interactions are the dominant uncertainty in the current General Circulation Models used for atmospheric climate studies. Reduction of this uncertainty is a top scientific priority of the US Global Change Research Program and the ARM program. While the DOE`s ARM program measures a num-ber of parameters from the ground-based Clouds and Radiation Testbed sites, it was recognized from the outset that other key parameters are best measured by sustained airborne data taking. These measurements are critical in our understanding of global change issues as well as for improved atmospheric and near space weather forecasting applications.

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  • Cloud impacts on DOD operations and systems, Boston, MA (United States), 24-26 Oct 1995

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  • Other: DE96000684
  • Report No.: SAND--95-2062C
  • Report No.: CONF-9510217--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 114017
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626192

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Phipps, G.S. & Grotbeck, C.L. Multi Spectral Pushbroom Imaging Radiometer (MPIR) for remote sensing cloud studies, article, October 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626192/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.